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Worsening dust storms threaten Mars rovers

ByDavidShiga(Image:NASA/JPL/MalinSpaceScienceSystems)MartianduststormsthatwerejustaninconvenienceafewweeksagoarebecomingarealworryforNASA’sOpportunityrover

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Invention: Rubbery metal

ByJustinMullinsVibrationsarethebaneofengineers

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Report on cost of China's pollution withheld

ByNewScientistEnvironmentandReutersChinahasstoppedthepublicreleaseofanofficialstudyputtingacostonthenation’senvironmentaldamage

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NASA is right to pay homage to the living for the first time

NASATRADITIONhasbeenbroken.NASAlastweeknamedoneofitsmissions

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How to spot false friends on Facebook

ByDavidRobsonHelpisathandformembersofonlinecommunitieswhofindthemselvesfacedwithsuspiciousrequestsfromstrangerstobeacceptedasa“friend”.SocialnetworkingsiteslikeMySpaceandFacebookhavespawnedanewkindofn

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NASA asks Apollo engineers for help with Moon plans

ByIvanSemeniuk(Image:NASA/JSC)OnFriday

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Volcanic jets have deep origins

Whydosomevolcanoesfizzandpopwithouterupting?Theanswer

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Hubble Space Telescope maps minerals on the moon

GeologistshaveusedtheHubbleSpaceTelescopetostudymineralsonthemoon.Itmightbeonesmallstepforthem

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Orbit data speeds up cellphone navigation

ByNewScientiststaffandReutersAcellphoneservicethatcutsthetimeittakesforGPS-enabledhandsetstopinpointtheirlocationhasbeenlaunchedbyNokia.Nokiasaystheservice

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Man with tiny brain shocks doctors

Feuilletetal./TheLancetByNewScientistAmanwithanunusuallytinybrainmanagestoliveanentirelynormallifedespitehiscondition

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永利总站线路:Robot dog has an artificial woof that sounds like the real thing

MiRoByMattReynoldsROBOTICcaninecompanionsaregettinganupgrade.Artificiallygeneratedbarksthatmatcharobotdog’sphysicalcharacteristicscanstopitfallingintotheuncannyvalley.Astechimproves

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Mass of a white dwarf star directly measured for the first time

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SPLByMattReynoldsMeasuringthemassofstarsisn’taneasyfeat– youcan’texactlypopthemonapairofscales.ButthankstooneofEinstein’skeypredictionsofgeneralrelativity

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Accelerating Antarctic crack will hasten calving of huge iceberg

NASA/ReutersByAndyCoghlanAnenormouschunkoftheLarsenCiceshelfontheAntarcticPeninsulanowlooksdoomedtocalveintotheWeddellSea

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Our species may be 150,000 years older than we thought

Jean-JacquesHublin

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永利总站线路:Software spots key players in online communities

ByKurtKleinerSoftwarethatidentifiesthemostinformativepeopleinanonlinecommunity

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Photos of human faces reassembled from monkeys’ brain signals

JohnLamb/GettyByAndyCoghlanPrecisionimagesofrealfaceshavebeenrecreatedsimplybymonitoringtheactivityofcertaincellsinthebrainsofmacaquemonkeysastheylookedatphotographsofpeople.Thefirststepwastodetermine

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Deadly fish virus spreads further

ByPhilMcKennaVideo:ResearchersatThousandIslandsBiologicalStationbelievethatafishviruscalledviralhemorrhagicsepticemiaisresponsiblefordecliningpopulationsofmuskellungefishintheStLawrenceRiver(Videopro

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Space station crew to dump trash overboard

ByNewScientistSpaceandReutersTwocrewmenaboardtheInternationalSpaceStationonThursdaypreparedforaspacewalkduringwhichmorethan730kg(1600pounds)ofobsoletegearwillbetossedoverboardandlefttoburnupinEarth’sa

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Melting glaciers will dominate sea-level rise

ByPhilMcKennaVideo:ThistimelapsevideoshowstheColumbiaGlacier

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Genetic variation may lower HIV load by 90%

ByRoxanneKhamsiAsmallgeneticmutationinthesectionofhumanDNAthatcodesforimmuneproteinsappearsabletoreducetheamountofHIVinthebodybyanaverageof90%

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Fake documents can buy dirty bomb material

Withallthesecuritymeasuresinplaceagainstterroristattacks

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The strange Cook pine trees that always lean towards the equator

SteveLennie/AlamyStockPhotoByRichaMalhotraNevermindtheLeaningTowerofPisa–thisistheleaningtowerofpines.CookpinesaretoweringtreesthatwereoncerestrictedtotheirnativehomeofNewCaledonia

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Software recognises dolphins by their whistles

IsthatabottlenoseIhear?Softwarethatidentifiesdifferentdolphinspeciesbytheirwhistlescouldimprovetheaccuracyofsurveysthatmonitorpossibleharmfromfishingfleets.Thesesurveysarenowperformedbyobservingthe

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Checkers 'solved' after years of number crunching

ByJustinMullinsTheancientgameofcheckers(ordraughts)hasbeenpronounceddead.Thegamewaskilledbythepublicationofamathematicalproofshowingthatdraughtsalwaysresultsinadrawwhenneitherplayermakesamistake.Forco

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Merging stars may explain mysterious observations

ByKellyYoung(Image:NOAO/AURA/NSF)(Image:NASA/ESA/HEBond

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New forensic technique points finger at smokers

YOURfingerprintswillsoonrevealyourdirtylittlehabits.ForensicsresearchersintheUKhavedevisedawaytotellwhetheryousmokefromthechemicalsyouleavebehindinyourprints.Thetechniqueinvolvesdustingtheprintswithas

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How the brain can hear shapes

SEEINGmaydependlessonoureyesthanwethought.Whenyouidentifyanobject’sshape

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US approves birth control pill that blocks menstruation

ByNewScientistandReutersAbirthcontrolpillthatmayeliminateawoman’smonthlymenstrualperiodhasreceivedapprovalfromUSdrugregulators.Lybrel

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Singing whales like a big audience

SINGandattractfemales

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Firestorm from space wiped out prehistoric Americans

ByHeatherPringleTHEClovispeopleofNorthAmerica

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Internet censorship on the rise

ASTHEnumberofinternetusersgrows

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永利总站线路:Largest-ever shipwrecked treasure found off UK

PIRATESoftheCaribbeantheyain’t.ButOdysseyMarineExploration

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New nuclear facilities could be in your backyard

NOTmanypeoplewantanuclearpowerstationintheirbackyard

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Have hurricanes met their match in El Niño?

TheposterforAnInconvenientTruthsaiditall:fuelledbyhumanactivity

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Solar wind becomes fractal when stormy

WHYisasnowflakelikethesolarwind?Because

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永利总站线路:Soundbites

“Thefactthatwefoundsomethingthisnewanddifferentafternearly1200daysonMarsmakesitevenmoreremarkable.”StevenSquyres

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Gizmo

It’stheperfecttoolforthelessartisticamongus.Microsofthasdesignedapieceofsoftwarethatconvertsa2Dhand-drawnsketchintoa3Danimatedcomputermodel.Itcanevendeterminewhichpartsofasimplydrawnbuilding

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Nanotube textile could make super-light armour

ByJustinMullinsAlightweightmaterialmadefromcarbonnanotubesthatisstrongerthansteel

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Bugs struck down by 'super-oxidised' water

ByAndyCoghlanWATERwashesawaymanythings

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Super-antibodies fight off malaria

ByAndyCoghlanANTIBODIEStakenfromGambianpeoplewhoareimmunetomalariacouldbeusedtoprotectothersfrominfection.Researchershavelongknownthatcertainpeopleareresistanttomalariainfection–andthatsomeofthemhavep

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'Probiotics' could save frogs from extinction

ByCatherineBrahic“Probiotics”couldbeusedtotackleadiseasewhichisdecimatingamphibianpopulationsaroundtheworld.Theidea

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Hubble's successor could be fixed in space after all

ByDavidShigaHubble’ssuccessor

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Tiny tubes set chemical reactions racing

ByTomSimonite(Image:Nature)(Image:Nature)Theefficiencyofafuel-generatingchemicalreactioncanbeboosteddramaticallybymixingchemicalsandcatalystsinsidenanoscopictesttubes

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Technology casts disability in a different light

ByCelesteBieverinBostonTHEcelebritymagazinePeoplehasrankedfashionmodelandactressAimeeMullinsamongtheworld’s50mostbeautifulpeople.SheispresidentoftheWomen’sSportsFoundation

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Congestion gives clue to black holes' weight

WEKNOWtheyareheavy

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Do magnetic fields drive dark energy?

ByZeeyaMeraliWearen’tevensuresuchthingsexist.Butthathasn’tstoppedtwocosmologistsfromproposingthathugemagneticfieldsspanningthegreatvoidsoftheuniversecouldexplainwheredarkenergycomesfrom.Darkenergyisth

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Magnets may make the brain grow stronger

ByLindaGeddesCouldmagnetsmakethemindgrowstronger?Inmiceatleast

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Life could exist in a collapsing universe

ByDavidShigaTRYtoimaginelivinginacollapsinguniverse.Galaxieswouldhurtletowardseachotherbeforecolliding

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Superpoison's genetic blueprint is revealed

Itproducesthemostpotenttoxinknown

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SpaceX glitch may be deemed secret under US arms laws

ByPaulMarks(Image:NASATV)Editorial:“Don’tletknee-jerksecrecyslowdownspaceflight“Dragoncapsulesareclassedasweapons

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